Francesco Sciortino

Profile image of Francesco Sciortino, Co-Founder & CEO of cleantech startup Proxima Fusion

Proxima Fusion

Francesco Sciortino is a co-founder and CEO of Proxima Fusion, which aims to deliver fusion energy as a viable energy source. Proxima Fusion is the first-ever spin-out company from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.


Markus Blume (Bavarian State Minister of Science & the Arts), Ann-Kristin Achleitner (Technical University of Munich), Heike Freund (Marvel Fusion), Antonia Schmalz (SPRIND) and Francesco Sciortino (Proxima Fusion) speak at the DLD Munich Conference 2024 in front of a full audience.

Fusion: On the Way to Energy Security

Fusion energy is an important technology in achieving the goal of “net zero” emissions by 2050. It’s a clean energy source with fuels available everywhere, reducing geopolitical dependencies – but it’s challenging to achieve the conditions necessary for fusion on Earth. This DLD24 session, moderated by Ann-Kristin Achleitner (Technical University Munich), brings together Heike Freund…
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Industry experts discuss renewble energies at DLD Circular 2023. The panelists are, left to right: Matthias Ballweg, (CIRCULAR REPBULIC); Sebastian-Justus Schmidt (Enapter); Francesco Sciortino (Proxima Fusion); Christian Hartel (Wacker Chemie)

Renewable Energies: Key Enabler of a Circular Economy

If we want to power a greener, cleaner future we need clean energy. Because everything we produce and consume requires energy – mostly in the form of electricity. Are wind, water and sunlight enough, or do we also need new forms of energy generation, such as fusion reactors? This DLD Circular panel discussion with leading…
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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks to a packed audience at the DLD Munich conference 2024

DLD Munich 2024

DLD Munich is Europe’s leading innovation conference. DLD24 brought together experts from business, science and culture. Revisit this exciting event here with talks, videos, images…
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DLD Circular 2023

This event explored the vision of a circular economy and how technological advances can foster innovative business concepts and societal transformation – shaping a sustainable world.
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